Vision Quest Photo Workshops

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Kathleen on the Bridge, Taos, New MexicoWith Douglas Beasley

Invest in your artistic growth and move your career forward with a custom-designed Mentorship. Focus your creative vision, develop your photographic talents and advance your artistic and career goals with a mentorship. Continue for more info…

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Kathleen on the Bridge, Taos, New MexicoTrade River Retreat Center                                Northwest Wisconsin                                                       Or at your chosen location…                                             with Douglas Beasley

Invest in your artistic growth and move your art forward with an intensive one-on-one private or small group workshop. Custom design your workshop together around your needs and desires for growth based on a holistic approach, examining all aspects of your creative process. Continue for more info…

 

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hawaiiwkshphawaiiAkiko’s Buddhist B&B                                           Hamakua Coast near Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii             with Douglas Beasley                                                 February 4-13, 2015

Only a few spaces left!

This is not your parents Hawaii. This is an incredible journey to the old authentic and indigenous Hawaii and not the pre-packaged tourist version. Even if you’ve been to Honolulu and Waikiki on the Island of Oahu please join us because you have not seen or experienced anything close to this Hawaii. Some highlights will be a trip to the lava flow on the island’s active volcano, black sand beaches, spectacular waterfalls, wandering through old plantation villages, Buddhist temples, ancient stone spiritual grounds and meeting and hanging out with with some of the islands many artists and photographers. Continue for more info…

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chinaThe Linden Centre                                                   Yunnan Provence, SW China & Shangri-La, Tibet      with Douglas Beasley                                                     March 4 – 16, 2015

This is an amazing journey to a beautiful, ethnically diverse corner of China that still has very few Western tourists. We stay at the stunning Linden Center, which has won numerous awards for both service and level of accommodation, as one of China’s best boutique hotels. Then we move on to Shangri-La in Tibet, where we stay at another spectacular hotel next to the second largest Tibetan monastery outside of Lhasa. The setting is spectacular and the experience is once-in-a-lifetime rich. Continue for more info…

dramaticportraitbadlandsJesse in the Badlands, South DakotaBadlands of South Dakota                                            with Douglas Beasley                                                        May 21-25, 2015

Only a few spaces left!

Whether you are a very experienced people or figure photographer or you are a complete novice who has never worked with the nude, this is a wonderful opportunity to work with the figure in the landscape in a supportive, non-sexist, non-competitive environment. Continue for more info…

italyW30A5229 webCinque Terra, Italian Riviera and Genoa
with Douglas Beasley
July 5-10, 2015

Nudes; Art & Issues, Genoa, Italy
with Douglas Beasley 
July 10-12, 2015

Explore the magical terraced hillside of the Italian Riviera as we journey among the five enchanting towns of Cinque Terra in Spirit of Place; Italy. This week-long workshop is under development and will be followed by a weekend workshop, Nudes: Art & Issues, in the heart of ancient Old Town Genoa. Sign up for either workshop or both. Details available soon.

Contact us to be placed on the list for more information when it becomes available.

zenwkshp1207Maine024_1Maine Media Workshops                                          Rockport, Maine                                                               with Douglas Beasley                                                        July 19-24, 2015

We will revitalize our creativity by exploring the relationship between our subject, the camera and ourselves. Cultivating simplicity with purpose and vision, we will learn to create more powerful, as well as more personal, photographs, supporting the concept that a photograph is not ‘taken’ but ‘made.’ Continue for more info…

zenwkshpheartrockMadeline Island School of Arts                            Madeline Island, Lake Superior, Wisconsin                 with Douglas Beasley                                                        August 2 - August 7, 2015

How do we expand the boundaries of our vision? How do we find the unique in the commonplace? How to acknowledge a sense of familiarity and connection in the unfamiliar? “Zen and the Art of Photography” provides a unique opportunity to rethink our expectations of what it means to ‘see’. Continue for more info…

irelandIreland2708_021Westport, County Mayo, Ireland
Strabo Photo Tour Collection
with Douglas Beasley
August 10-20, 2015

Workshop full! Please contact Strabo to be on waiting list.

Journey through the lush green fields of Ireland, with summer flowers at every turn. Your itinerary is set in the unspoiled villages, rugged ancient abbeys, broad peat lowlands, and the dramatic coastline of Western Ireland. Continue for more info…

TaoofPhotographyAndersonRanchAnderson Ranch Arts Center                                  Aspen, Colorado                                                             with Douglas Beasley and Andrea Wallace                    August 23-28, 2015

Revitalize your vision while exploring relationship to subject, camera and self. Learn to deepen visual awareness while clarifying our approach, making images that are more personal and meaningful. Our photography becomes more powerful by cultivating simplicity and developing the power of intuition. We learn to become visually stronger by becoming more in touch with our inner selves, then use that awareness to deepen the connection with our chosen subject.  Continue for more info…

zenwkshpWoodstock_1Hollyhock Retreat Center                                         Cortes Island, BC                                                             with Douglas Beasley                                                       September 6 – 11, 2015

This workshop provides a unique opportunity to rethink your expectations of what it means to ‘see’. We will work on cultivating simplicity and making more powerful photographs, supporting the notion that a photograph is not ‘taken’ but ‘made’. We will learn to become stronger visually by becoming more in touch with our inner selves and then use that awareness to deepen our connection with our subject; whether it’s a person, place, or thing. Continue for more info…

renewingwkshpDresses_056_1Trade River Retreat Center                                         Near Grantsburg, Northwest Wisconsin                      with Douglas Beasley                                                  September 24-27, 2015                                                         

This highly personalized workshop is custom designed by Doug, in response to each of those in this very small group. It is a unique opportunity to look closely at your own creative process, develop ways to deepen your self-expression and find new paths for creative growth. The focus of the weekend is on creative renewal, expanded vision and to develop a sense of photographic purpose. Continue for more info…

zenwkshp Danielle in Hot Springs, Breitenbush, Oregon Breitenbush Hot Springs, Oregon Mountains             with Douglas Beasley                                                  October 4-9, 2015

Improve your photography while expanding the boundaries of your vision. We learn to create stronger images by cultivating simplicity and the power of intuition and become stronger visually by being more in touch with our inner self, then use that awareness to make both more powerful and meaningful photographs. Continue for more info…

guatemalawkshpMother and Daughter, Antigua, Guatemala

Art Workshops in Guatemala                                Antigua, Guatemala                                                       with Douglas Beasley                                                  October 29 – November 7, 2015                                      

Join us in exploring the mysterious, exotic Mayan world of Guatemala, a land where the indigenous live as they have for centuries. The stunningly beautiful colonial town of La Antigua, the artistic center of Guatemala, will be our home base and introduction to outdoor markets, ancient ruins, music, food and culture. Continue for more info…

zenwkshpNewYork08_001_1New York Open Center                                                 New York, NY                                                                  with Douglas Beasley                                              November 2015 (exact dates TBD)

Integrate your spiritual practice with your artistic or photo practice. This special one-day workshop is about expanding the experience of awareness through photography and integrating our spiritual practices into our artistic practice. Done together they can strengthen one another. If you’ve been to Doug’s previous workshops consider it a ‘tune-up’. If you haven’t been to one of his workshops, here’s a chance to come and see what the fuss is all about! This one day could change your photography forever and deepen your creative path. Continue for more info…

 

2016

irelandIreland2708_021Westport, County Mayo, Ireland
Strabo Photo Tour Collection
with Douglas Beasley
July 15-25, 2016

Journey through the lush green fields of Ireland, with summer flowers at every turn. Your itinerary is set in the unspoiled villages, rugged ancient abbeys, broad peat lowlands, and the dramatic coastline of Western Ireland. Continue for more info…

 

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Near Grantsburg, Northwest Wisconsin                       1.5 hours drive from the Twin Cities, MN

Vision Quest’s Trade River Retreat Center is available for individuals or small groups of up to 6 people for personal retreats, private workshops or an Artist’s Residency. Or have a custom workshop for you or your group created by Doug. This beautiful, very private, north woods setting rests on the banks of the Trade River, a designated trout stream and protected waterway. Continue for more info…

artistsresidency TradeRiverAutumnTrade River Retreat Center                                          Near Grantsburg, Northwest Wisconsin                       1.5 hours drive from the Twin Cities, MN

Vision Quest Photo Workshops announces a new artist’s residency program. Spend three days to one week alone, in a rustic but modern cabin in the woods, devoted to nourishing your artistic spirit at Vision Quest’s Trade River Retreat Center in NW Wisconsin. Continue for more info…

visionquestassignmentvqcards A Deck of Photo Assignment Cards                                   for Personal, Artistic and Spiritual Growth

A deck of 36 beautifully designed and printed cards, with a unique photo assignment on the back of each one, housed in a nicely designed box and printed on recycled paper. Photo Assignment Cards give daily, weekly or monthly photo assignments whenever and wherever you need them. Continue for more info…

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